Oklahoma recruiting: Honesty sold Trejan Bridges on Sooners

Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards’ Wagon Wheels. In this edition, 2019 4-star receiver Trejan Bridges talks about what drew him to Oklahoma.

Oklahoma’s honesty drew in Trejan Bridges

CARROLLTON, Texas — Trejan Bridges’ list of offers seems to grow by the week. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver from Hebron High School already has 24, providing ample reason to be excited about a spring of potential visits.

But he isn’t planning any. He’s committed to Oklahoma and credibility is something that’s important to him. He gave his word to Oklahoma outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons, inside receivers coach Cale Gundy and head coach Lincoln Riley.

“One thing I’ve learned throughout the recruiting process is Oklahoma is different and you can feel it. There’s a totally different vibe coming from Oklahoma than other colleges,” Bridges told DieHards. “Oklahoma is going to be straight up. They won’t tell you lies and feed you some crap … You can talk to them about anything. Whether it’s school, family or the future. I like that about them.”

Bridges, the No. 54 overall player and No. 9 receiver in the 2019 247Sports Class of 2019 composite ranking, committed to Oklahoma in September and has been a frequent visitor since.

In many ways, he’s the focal point of the 2019 class out of necessity. Carrollton is about is about 2½ hours from Norman. The Sooners do not have an in-state commitment yet. Bridges and 4-star tight end Austin Stogner, who is from Prestonwood (Plano, Texas) Christian Academy are the closest.

But Bridges wants to be the guy when it comes to wrangling the group.

“I know that once you get to college you have to become a leader on and off the field,” Bridges said. “Why not start early? You’ve got Twitter and Instagram and these social media things available that can really help you reach out to people. I took advantage of that and reached out to other recruits. I want to put my Oklahoma experience out there.”

Trejan Bridges plans to enroll early

Bridges is not hitting the weight room with the rest of his teammates this spring. Most of them work out during the first period at Hebron High while Bridges is in psychology class.

“I have to take it for a credit,” Bridges said. “I either have to get in here early in the morning at 6:30 or wait until after school to get in the workouts. Then there’s an online sociology class. It’s a lot, but I realize I have to do it.”

Bridges made the decision a few weeks to accelerate his high school graduation. Oklahoma’s coaching staff never pressed him on the issue.

“Whenever I think about the future, I always think about what’s best for me,” Bridges said. “I think it’s going to best for me if I do this.”

Theo Wease lays out spring visit plans

Oklahoma will get an official visit from one-time commit and 4-star wide receiver Theo Wease when it holds its spring game on April 14.

Wease told 247Sports  that he plans to take three official visits this spring. Wease will also take an official trip to Texas A&M on April 6-8 and USC on June 22-24. He plans to use the final trips during the fall.

The coveted receiver also said his relationship with the Sooners’ coaching staff remains tight-knit.

“I like all of the coaches at every position. I see them all as a father figure,” Wease said.

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